Patents by Inventor Yasuhiro Suto

Yasuhiro Suto has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11122174
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a housing with a document platen provided on an upper surface of the housing, a scanning body provided to be reciprocally movable in the housing, and a flat cable having one end connected with an image reader of the scanning body. The flat cable includes a follow-up deformed section deformable following a movement of the scanning body, and a bent section bent so that the flat cable is aligned in a main scanning direction. The bent section is arranged on a lower surface of a base of the scanning body, and a holder that holds the bent section is formed on the lower surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Kenji Nakanishi, Shohichi Fukutome
  • Patent number: 10908676
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit that stores object identification data for identifying an object operable by a user and feature data indicating a feature of appearance of each object; an environment map storage unit that stores an environment map representing a position of one or more objects existing in a real space and generated based on an input image obtained by imaging the real space using an imaging device and the feature data stored in the data storage unit; and a selecting unit that selects at least one object recognized as being operable based on the object identification data, out of the objects included in the environment map stored in the environment map storage unit, as a candidate object being a possible operation target by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Fukuchi, Kouichi Matsuda, Yasuhiro Suto, Kenichiro Oi, Jingjing Guo
  • Publication number: 20210027543
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature data, the environment map representing a position of a physical object present in the real space; a control unit for acquiring procedure data for a set of procedures of operation to be performed in the real space, the procedure data defining a correspondence between a direction for each procedure and position information designating a position at which the direction is to be displayed; and a superimposing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the direction for each procedure at a position in the input image determined based on the environment map and the position information, using the procedure data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Masaki FUKUCHI, Kenichirou OOI, Jingjing GUO, Kouichi MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200382667
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a housing with a document platen provided on an upper surface of the housing, a scanning body provided to be reciprocally movable in the housing, and a flat cable having one end connected with an image reader of the scanning body. The flat cable includes a follow-up deformed section deformable following a movement of the scanning body, and a bent section bent so that the flat cable is aligned in a main scanning direction. The bent section is arranged on a lower surface of a base of the scanning body, and a holder that holds the bent section is formed on the lower surface of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: YASUHIRO SUTO, KENJI NAKANISHI, SHOHICHI FUKUTOME
  • Patent number: 10815084
    Abstract: A sheet feed apparatus includes a sheet separation unit, and the sheet separation unit includes a separation roller that is provided so as to be brought into contact to an outer peripheral surface of a sheet feed roller, and separates a sheet fed by the sheet feed roller into one. The sheet separation unit comprises a hook for rotatably supporting the sheet separation unit in a main body casing of the sheet feed apparatus and an engaging claw that makes the sheet separation unit engage with the main body casing. Therefore, the sheet separation unit is held in the main body casing detachably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Yasumasa Morimoto, Hironori Ogasawara, Toshiki Ohgita
  • Patent number: 10810803
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature data, the environment map representing a position of a physical object present in the real space; a control unit for acquiring procedure data for a set of procedures of operation to be performed in the real space, the procedure data defining a correspondence between a direction for each procedure and position information designating a position at which the direction is to be displayed; and a superimposing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the direction for each procedure at a position in the input image determined based on the environment map and the position information, using the procedure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Masaki Fukuchi, Kenichirou Ooi, Jingjing Guo, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10805490
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes an image scanning unit that is provided with a holding portion holding a flexible flat cable. The holding portion is protruded toward an upstream side in a sub scanning direction, and provided with a second wall part. The flexible flat cable that is extended from a connector is brought into contact with the second wall part. As for the flexible flat cable, a downward movement is regulated by a lower holding portion and an upward movement is regulated by an upper holding portion. Accordingly, the flexible flat cable does not rise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Imoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Hisashi Yamanaka, Kenji Nakanishi, Shohichi Fukutome, Kazuhiro Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10728413
    Abstract: An illuminating device capable of stably illuminating an irradiated object such as a document while suppressing light loss with a simply structure is provided. An LED array and a reflective plate are disposed sandwiching a slit (St) through which light reflected by a document MS passes and a light-guiding member is disposed on the side of the LED array. The light-guiding member includes a direct emission unit disposed between an illumination range y centered on a document reading position and the LED array and an indirect emission unit disposed between the reflective plate and the LED array, a light incidence face of the direct emission unit and a light incidence face of the indirect emission unit are disposed at mutually different position around the LED array, and the LED array is disposed on a side of an interior angle formed by the light incidence faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Mitsuharu Yoshimoto, Tomohiko Okada, Hisashi Yamanaka, Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10674031
    Abstract: A driving device is used in an image reading apparatus, and reciprocates a scanning unit for reading an image on an original. The driving device comprises a pull member, a driving pulley which transmits driving force to the pull member, a following pulley which applies tension to the pull member and a pulley holder having a pulley axis which holds the following pulley rotatably. Then, the pulley axis has a lock pawl capable of locking an upper end portion of the following pulley and canceling engagement with the following pulley by being tilted toward a side of an axial center by elastic deformation. Furthermore, the lock pawl is arranged at a side of a tension acting direction from the pull member to the following pulley except the farthest position from the driving pulley among positions in a circumferential direction of the pulley axis. It is possible to attach and detach the following pulley easily at a time of maintenance or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Imoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Nakanishi, Kazuhiro Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10663903
    Abstract: A sheet transport apparatus is equipped with a sheet transport guide section for guiding a sheet to be transported. The sheet transport guide section includes a first transport guide member swingable about a first axis, and a second transport guide member swingable about a second axis, the second transport guide member forming a sheet transport path between the second transport guide member and the first transport guide member. The second transport guide member is arranged at a first position when the first transport guide member is closed, at a second position where the second transport guide member is opened from the first position when the first transport guide member is opened, or at a third position where the second transport guide member is opened from the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Yasumasa Morimoto
  • Publication number: 20200066057
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature data, the environment map representing a position of a physical object present in the real space; a control unit for acquiring procedure data for a set of procedures of operation to be performed in the real space, the procedure data defining a correspondence between a direction for each procedure and position information designating a position at which the direction is to be displayed; and a superimposing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the direction for each procedure at a position in the input image determined based on the environment map and the position information, using the procedure data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Masaki FUKUCHI, Kenichirou OOI, Jingjing GUO, Kouichi MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20200059570
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image reader that scans a document so as to read an image of the document. The image reader includes a scanning body in which at least plural mirrors, a condenser lens, and an image sensor are disposed. In the scanning body, concerning positional relationships among the plural mirrors as viewed from a main scanning direction, the plural mirrors are disposed on two sides with respect to an imaginary line extending along an optical axis of reflected light from the document. The mirrors on a corresponding one of the two sides are disposed such that a reflecting position of a mirror on a downstream side in a traveling direction of the reflected light is positioned closer to the document and also to the imaginary line than that of a mirror on an upstream side in the traveling direction of the reflected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: YASUHIRO SUTO, KENJI NAKANISHI, HISASHI YAMANAKA, SHOHICHI FUKUTOME
  • Publication number: 20200017323
    Abstract: A sheet feed apparatus includes a sheet separation unit, and the sheet separation unit includes a separation roller that is provided so as to be brought into contact to an outer peripheral surface of a sheet feed roller, and separates a sheet fed by the sheet feed roller into one. The sheet separation unit comprises a hook for rotatably supporting the sheet separation unit in a main body casing of the sheet feed apparatus and an engaging claw that makes the sheet separation unit engage with the main body casing. Therefore, the sheet separation unit is held in the main body casing detachably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Yasumasa MORIMOTO, Hironori OGASAWARA, Toshiki OHGITA
  • Patent number: 10515488
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit storing feature data indicating a feature of appearance of one or more physical objects; an environment map building unit for building an environment map based on an input image obtained by imaging a real space and the feature data, the environment map representing a position of a physical object present in the real space; a control unit for acquiring procedure data for a set of procedures of operation to be performed in the real space, the procedure data defining a correspondence between a direction for each procedure and position information designating a position at which the direction is to be displayed; and a superimposing unit for generating an output image by superimposing the direction for each procedure at a position in the input image determined based on the environment map and the position information, using the procedure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Masaki Fukuchi, Kenichirou Ooi, Jingjing Guo, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20190356809
    Abstract: An illuminating device according to an embodiment included in an image reading apparatus and an image forming apparatus includes light source portions, light-guiding members for illuminating an illumination target from an elongated light emitting face that extends in a longitudinal direction, by guiding light from the light source portions, and holding members for holding the light-guiding members. The holding members include holding portions for removably holding the light-guiding members, and tilted portions that reflect light emitted from the light emitting face, the tilted portions extending from a front end on the light emitting face side of the holding portions, obliquely widening with increasing distance from the light-guiding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshihisa YAMADA, Mitsuharu YOSHIMOTO, Yasuhiro SUTO, Kenji NAKANISHI, Shohichi FUKUTOME, Hisashi YAMANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190346914
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit that stores object identification data for identifying an object operable by a user and feature data indicating a feature of appearance of each object; an environment map storage unit that stores an environment map representing a position of one or more objects existing in a real space and generated based on an input image obtained by imaging the real space using an imaging device and the feature data stored in the data storage unit; and a selecting unit that selects at least one object recognized as being operable based on the object identification data, out of the objects included in the environment map stored in the environment map storage unit, as a candidate object being a possible operation target by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki FUKUCHI, Kouichi MATSUDA, Yasuhiro SUTO, Kenichiro OI, Jingjing GUO
  • Patent number: 10477058
    Abstract: An image reading device includes an image reader that scans a document so as to read an image of the document. The image reader includes a scanning body in which at least plural mirrors, a condenser lens, and an image sensor are disposed. In the scanning body, concerning positional relationships among the plural mirrors as viewed from a main scanning direction, the plural mirrors are disposed on two sides with respect to an imaginary line extending along an optical axis of reflected light from the document. The mirrors on a corresponding one of the two sides are disposed such that a reflecting position of a mirror on a downstream side in a traveling direction of the reflected light is positioned closer to the document and also to the imaginary line than that of a mirror on an upstream side in the traveling direction of the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Kenji Nakanishi, Hisashi Yamanaka, Shohichi Fukutome
  • Publication number: 20190339640
    Abstract: A sheet transport apparatus is equipped with a sheet transport guide section for guiding a sheet to be transported. The sheet transport guide section includes a first transport guide member swingable about a first axis, and a second transport guide member swingable about a second axis, the second transport guide member forming a sheet transport path between the second transport guide member and the first transport guide member. The second transport guide member is arranged at a first position when the first transport guide member is closed, at a second position where the second transport guide member is opened from the first position when the first transport guide member is opened, or at a third position where the second transport guide member is opened from the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Yasumasa MORIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10450155
    Abstract: A sheet feed apparatus includes a sheet separation unit, and the sheet separation unit includes a separation roller that is provided so as to be brought into contact to an outer peripheral surface of a sheet feed roller, and separates a sheet fed by the sheet feed roller into one. The sheet separation unit comprises a hook for rotatably supporting the sheet separation unit in a main body casing of the sheet feed apparatus and an engaging claw that makes the sheet separation unit engage with the main body casing. Therefore, the sheet separation unit is held in the main body casing detachably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Yasumasa Morimoto, Hironori Ogasawara, Toshiki Ohgita
  • Publication number: 20190281180
    Abstract: An illuminating device capable of stably illuminating an irradiated object such as a document while suppressing light loss with a simply structure is provided. An LED array and a reflective plate are disposed sandwiching a slit (St) through which light reflected by a document MS passes and a light-guiding member is disposed on the side of the LED array. The light-guiding member includes a direct emission unit disposed between an illumination range y centered on a document reading position and the LED array and an indirect emission unit disposed between the reflective plate and the LED array, a light incidence face of the direct emission unit and a light incidence face of the indirect emission unit are disposed at mutually different position around the LED array, and the LED array is disposed on a side of an interior angle formed by the light incidence faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUTO, Mitsuharu YOSHIMOTO, Tomohiko OKADA, Hisashi YAMANAKA, Shohichi FUKUTOME, Kenji NAKANISHI